“To be independent, receive training and work!”

 
My name is Brigitte, and I’m 39. I have lived alone with my four children in Bormes les Mimosas for over ten years. Before my divorce, I was part of the gypsy community and we were constantly moving. Staying put suits me well, but I don’t have a job and my income is very low. It is difficult for me to raise my four children, two of whom are disabled.

My difficulties

Despite the difficulties, I am determined and ready for anything. Since I stopped going to school at the primary level, I have difficulty with reading and writing. It’s a huge problem in my daily life, as it is impossible for me to work or even go back to school. For several weeks, I have been part of the digital education and literacy course at the Women’s Digital Centre managed by the Artetsi association.

My dream

I would love to master French to become independent, receive vocational training and work! It’s really vital to be able to improve my life and that of my children. I would also be less dependent on others for daily matters. With practice, I will be more comfortable, more confident and I hope to be able to attend a training course to become a carerer.